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Is this a typo in the material that I'm using, am I losing my mind? Or is there a solution to the following two questions - and if so please enlighten me!

x/3 = x/4 = 6

x = 3x = 5

Thanks!
2. Re: IGCSE Maths help please
(Original post by Arcane Barn Elk)
Is this a typo in the material that I'm using, am I losing my mind? Or is there a solution to the following two questions - and if so please enlighten me!

x/3 = x/4 = 6

x = 3x = 5

Thanks!
Obviously wrong, the only solution to ax = bx where a and b are constants that do not equal each other is x = 0, but then they wouldn't = 6 or = 5.
3. Re: IGCSE Maths help please
(Original post by Arcane Barn Elk)
Is this a typo in the material that I'm using, am I losing my mind? Or is there a solution to the following two questions - and if so please enlighten me!

x/3 = x/4 = 6

x = 3x = 5

Thanks!
Could you let me know where you got the question/solution from?

Thanks
4. Re: IGCSE Maths help please
(Original post by hassi94)
Obviously wrong, the only solution to ax = bx where a and b are constants that do not equal each other is x = 0, but then they wouldn't = 6 or = 5.
Thank you for confirming where I got to after some thought - I'm completely new to algebra!

(Original post by notnek)
Could you let me know where you got the question/solution from?
NEC distance learning materials - they are practice questions. I'm going to have to look out for typos I guess. :/

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